Bill Gates says it would be a “tragedy” not to take advantage of CRISPR gene-editing

Bill Gates thinks the future should be genetically edited.

In an piece for Foreign Policy published yesterday (April 10), Gates outlined the case for using CRISPR and other gene-editing techniques on a global scale to meet growing demand for food and to improve disease prevention, particularly for malaria. “It would be a tragedy to pass up the opportunity,” he wrote.

Gene editing, either through CRISPR or even more precise techniques, speeds up the natural breeding process of living...

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